Felicita Sala’s work is full of life and colour, and given depth by the way she uses her materials. Felicita talks to us about her technique and the road that brought her to working in freelance illustration after having started on a completely different career path.
Get lost in the delicately illustrated watercolour foliage by Vikki Chu. But don’t let your guard down, there’s a host of creatures in there, and teeth and claws too!
Vikki’s work is rich with detail, filling her images with glorious flora and fun fauna. We really like her inky marks, but she’s just as good with a pencil or working digitally.
In the cheerfully colourful illustrations by Laura Callaghan, sumptuous patterns are placed edge to edge with one another. This creates a rich look thick with details to pour over.
When Laura creates her work, she really gives her viewers a treat. Every inch is full of bright, decorative elements, from the counter top of a diner to an unassuming vase or curtain in the background.
Filipino artist Gel Jamlang brings something new and interesting to the table with her watercolour illustrations. Using what can often be seen as a more traditional medium, Gel creates her images through a twisted lens, resulting in beautifully warped objects and figures.
We like the stylised characters that self-proclaimed ‘illustrator, photographer, blogger, cat lover, avid reader, only child, tea drinker, filofax user and Stephen Fry fan’ Kris Atomic creates for her fashion illustrations. To find out more, we take a look into her wonderful pencil and watercolour sketchbooks.
There’s a nice use of pencil and watercolour going on in the work by Ross Becker, based in Cornwall, UK. We like the contrast of the gritty shading of the graphite, the more fluid marks of the watercolour, and the strong blocks of colour.
The effortless inky marks and washes of bright colours make Brooklyn-based artist and designer Danielle Kroll’s illustrations charming and beautiful in their simplicity.
Danielle’s designs capture the best elements of sketchbook work in the final images. The quality of the brushstrokes, the whimsically wonky edges, the watery swathes of pinks and oranges, all help keep the immediacy and energy of the drawings.